Dear Readers, Yesterday, when I woke up, after just 4 hours of sleep, I instantly thought negative thoughts of, "I'll never make it! I'm so tired. I can't do this." I often wake up with negative thoughts. In fact, it is amazing how many negative thoughts run through my head all day! Now, these thoughts … Continue reading Reframing Negative Thoughts
Dear Readers, I was texting with a beautiful woman today, one I have never met, but I consider her a true friend. She brought up the subject of regrets, of the time wasted by drinking years. At my slightly older age, (have I mentioned that? LOL), I have learned to let most regrets go. I … Continue reading Letting Go of Regrets
Dear Readers, I have been gaining weight, due to having to go off hormone replacement therapy. It's been mostly in my stomach area. It does not come off like it used to. Stubborn fat. Delayed menopause. Well, THIS is fun!! Now, of course I complained to people, and here are their responses: Regular Doctor, "Yup, … Continue reading Weight Gain and Body Image
Dear Readers, I have decided I am completely incomplete! Perfectly imperfect! What's better than that! My mom at 94 still loves learning new things, seeing new sights, so even at her age she knows her life is not complete! I find that people in recovery rarely feel complete, or whole. They struggle, as I do, … Continue reading Completely Incomplete!
Visiting Chicago! Dear Readers, Sometimes I feel very pessimistic about the world, and the only way I feel I can keep sane is by acting where I can. It might be as small as a donation to a person I want elected, or to a non-profit I support. The act of doing something helps, even … Continue reading Maintaining my Sobriety
Dear Readers,Fall is here!Hubs has been retired for three days, and it seems very normal for hm to be here. It's really nice in the morning because he brings me coffee! Yesterday he washed all the windows!(Oh look! I can see the street now! LOL)Recovery meetings can be intense, as people share some hard things in life. I … Continue reading On Shame
Dear Readers,On Our Walk!This last week I have been fighting a cold, and one thing I know about myself is, when I get sick, my depression can creep back in. As I understand it, this is not uncommon. The good news is, I am aware of it now, and know that I have to work a little harder … Continue reading We Are All Human